Brothels inspected

Inspectors from the immigration and border control authority (SEF) carried out a major operation across the country’s brothels on April 11.

During the operation, under the name Private, 429 foreign prostitutes, mostly women, were identified and 19 arrested.

The majority of the women were Brazilian, Romanian, Ukrainian and also from African countries.

Three women arrested in the Algarve had already been ordered to leave Spain. According to a SEF inspector, “women who work in brothels are always moving across countries. One day they are in Portugal, the next in another European country”.